Whoopi Goldberg on Giuliana Rancic’s Comment: She’s Not Joan Rivers
After making a comment about Zendaya’s hairstyle at the recently concluded 87th Academy Awards, hosts of “The View” slammed Giuliana Rancic’s remark. Read on for further details.
In a white Vivienne Westwood gown and dreadlocks, Zendaya arrived at the 87th Academy Awards. On “Fashion Police’s” Monday episode, Giuliana Rancic made an offensive comment regarding Zendaya’s hairdo.
“I feel that she smells like patchouli oil…or weed,” Rancic remarked on the show.
Not later that Monday night, Zendaya responded to Rancic’s offensive remark, posting her sentiments via Twitter.
In response, Rancic issued an apology on Tuesday and clarified on Twitter that she was only referring to the “bohemian chic look,” and it does not have anything to do with race.
“I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I’ve learned it’s not my intent that matters. It’s the result,” Rancic said, as published on Entertainment Tonight.
Meanwhile, Kelly Osbourne was furious at “Fashion Police” for airing Rancic’s comment and was questioning whether she should still stay with the show.
According to HollywoodLife.com’s source, Osbourne was more upset with the producers that they let such incident happened.
Moreover, it looks like things would not end there as the hosts of “The View” aired out their sentiments on Rancic’s comment. During the Feb. 25 episode of the show, Whoopi Goldberg noted that she had dreads for 40 years but never smelled like patchouli, and her co-hosts added “or weed.”
“It is a stereotype! It’s a stereotype that she put on… If I was in the military, I would have to cut my hair because they don’t like dreads. They associate dreads with something else, which many people have done. This is what Giuliana did, and that’s why she’s getting a lot of poop,” Goldberg said, as published on Us Weekly.
Goldberg further went on and mentioned that Rancic is not Joan Rivers.
“She’s not Joan Rivers. Unless you know how to make jokes, don’t do it… I’ve met real racists so I’m very hesitant to call people who put their foot in their mouth racist. She was just ignorant… a bonehead,” Goldberg added.
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